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: Children's BBC Breakfast

Ends 9.00.

Polka Dot Shorts
Animated pointillist playfulness. (R)

7.10 Smurfs' Adventures
Cartoon with the navy-blue gnomes. (R)

7.35 Rugrats
Animated carpet-crawling capers. (R)(S)

8.00 Blue Peter
Children's magazine, presented by Konnie Huq, Simon Thomas, Matt Baker and Liz Barker.
Shown last Friday, BBC1 (S) (W)

8.25 Albert the Fifth Musketeer
Animated adventures set in 17th-century France. (R) (S)

8.50 Yoho Ahoy!
Animated double bill.
Jones thinks of a way to deal with the rats. Repeated at 1pm (R) (S)
BBC CD-ROM: available for PC price £19.99, from retailers


Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Konnie Huq
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Simon Thomas
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Matt Baker
Presenter ("Blue Peter"): Liz Barker

: School programmes

Repeats are not indicated.
9.00 Storytime (ages 4-5) Where's That Bus? (S) 9328405 9.15 Words and Pictures Plus (ages 5-7) Consonant Clusters: Boo! (S)
7010349 9.30 Magic Key (ages 5-6) Anneena and the Clones (S)
8490691 9.45 Dynamo (early years) History: Homes (S)

: Teletubbies

Ends 10.50. Five voice trumpets rise and play lovely music. (R) (S) WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/teletubbies

: Tweenies

The four some discuss monkeys. (R) (S) (W)

: School programmes

10.50 Come Outside (ages 4-5) A
Letter(s) 6881233 11.05 Numbertime (ages 4-6) Number Three (S)
11.20 Revisewise (ages 7-9) Maths Tests (S) 1651184 11.30 Megamaths (ages 7-9) Measure: Decorating (S) 4240271 11.50 Music Makers (ages 7-9) In the Ocean (Dynamics) (S) 3394894 12.10 Landmarks (ages
9-11) Ancient Egypt: Everyday Lives
' (S)

: Working Lunch

Weekday roundup of consumer and financial news, with Adrian Chiles and Adam Shaw.


Unknown: Adrian Chiles
Unknown: Adam Shaw.

: Yoho Ahoy!

Shown at 8.50am (S)

: World Rally Championship

Highlights of the Monte Carlo Rally, the first round of this year's world championship. Shown in Grandstand on Saturday at
1.15pm on BBC1 (W)

: Blue Skies

Musical starring Fred Astaire and Bing Crosby. A radio personality recalls how, as a top dancer, he fell in love with a beautiful chorus girl only to find her attracted to his best friend.
Director Stuart Heisler (1946, U)
(S) Films: pp 56-59 * * *


Unknown: Fred Astaire
Unknown: Bing Crosby.
Director: Stuart Heisler
Jed Potter: Fred Astaire
Johnny Adams: Bing Crosby
MaryO'Hara: Joan Caulfield
Tony Billy: De Wolfe
NitaNova: Olga San Juan

: News; Regional News (Digital:

UK Today); Weather (S) (W)

: Esther

Esther Rantzen with the weekday mix of celebrity chat and audience discussion.
Editor Dominique Vulliamy (S) (W)


Unknown: Esther Rantzen
Editor: Dominique Vulliamy

: Ready Steady Cook

Ainsley Harriott presents more culinary challenges. (S)


Unknown: Ainsley Harriott

: The Weakest Link

The first of the week's daily editions of the elimination quiz, hosted by Anne Robinson. Evening editions continue tonight at j 8.30pm on BBC1. (S) (W)


Unknown: Anne Robinson.

: The Simpsons

The Day Violence Died. Bart and Lisa come to the aid of a poverty-stricken man who claims to have invented cartoon I violence. With the guest voice of Kirk Douglas.
' A Simpsons double bill can be seen on Friday at 6pm (R) (S)


Unknown: Kirk Douglas.

: The Fresh Prince of Bel Air

Hex and the Single Guy. Annoyed by Will's scepticism, a spiritualist curses the Banks family. (R) (S)
6.45 Blood Is Thicker Than Mud. A college fraternity president is prejudiced against Carlton. (R) (S)

: Earth Story

Journey to the Centre of the Earth. What drives the Earth's restless volcanic activity? Tonight's programme probes beneath the active volcanos of Iceland and Hawaii to reveal how our planet has been shaped by events deep beneath its surface. Discoveries made could also provide the true explanation for the extinction of the dinosaurs. Series producer David Sington : Executive producer Richard Reisz
(R) (S) (W)


Producer: David Sington
Producer: Richard Reisz

: University Challenge

Hull and Sheffield compete for a place in the quarter-finals, presided over by questionmaster Jeremy Paxman. Director Tracey Rooney ; Producer Peter Gwyn (S) (W)


Unknown: Jeremy Paxman.
Director: Tracey Rooney
Producer: Peter Gwyn

: Meet the Ancestors

A Roman Plot. While excavating a Roman town house in the centre of Bath, archaeologists unexpectedly came across two burials, one encased in a lead coffin.
Julian Richards tries to discover why Roman custom was broken to bury these people in the heart of the city. He uncovers a story of social and religious contrasts involving a woman with a once-shattered leg and a wealthy man who travelled to Bath from the furthest edges of the empire. See Choice.
Producer Bill Locke ; Executive producer Caroline van den Brul (S) (W) 2184 , WEBSITE: www.bbc.co.uk/history i


Unknown: Julian Richards
Producer: Bill Locke
Producer: Caroline van Den Brul

: Journeys to the Bottom of the Sea

Cromwell's Forgotten Wreck. In 1653 Oliver Cromwell sent a fleet of ships to attack the royalist stronghold at
Duart Castle in Scotland. Dr Colin Martin, a lecturer in i maritime history at St Andrews University, has spent ! seven years diving on a wreck in the Sound of Mull to gather evidence that it is The Swan, one of the ships from
Cromwell's mission. But his quest is under threat from the increasing number of vessels churning up the waters. Director Sian Griffiths ; Series producer Will Aslett (R) (S) (W)


Unknown: Oliver Cromwell
Director: Sian Griffiths

: We Are History

King Arthur- Myth or Legend? The archaeological team unearth a body that is less ancient than they had hoped.
Director Sean Grundy ; Series producer Tom Ware (R) (S) (W)


Director: Sean Grundy
Producer: Tom Ware

: Room 101

Writer and jazz singer George Melly reveals his pet hates to presenter Paul Merton. with boy bands at the top of his list of things to keep in the Orwellian torture chamber.
Producers Victoria Payne. Richard Wilson Repeated Sunday (S) (W)


Singer: George Melly
Presenter: Paul Merton.
Producers: Victoria Payne.
Producers: Richard Wilson

: Newsnight

The day's main news stories, with Kirsty Wark.
Editor Sian Kevill (S) (W)


Unknown: Kirsty Wark.
Editor: Sian Kevill

: Ski Sunday Special

The first of three programmes this week from the world championships in St Anton, Austria, features the women's Super-G. Local hero Alex Meissnitzer will be hoping to make a return from injuryto defend her title against, among others, Olympic champion Picabo Street. Presented by Hazel Irvine. Further coverage tomorrow at 11.20pm.
Producer Grabrielle Cook ; Series producer Jonathan Bramley


Unknown: Alex Meissnitzer
Presented By: Hazel Irvine.
Producer: Grabrielle Cook
Producer: Jonathan Bramley

: Despatch Box

Political analysis, with Sian Williams.
I Editor Jon Williams


Unknown: Sian Williams.
Editor: Jon Williams

: BBC Learning Zone

Repeats are not indicated.
Open University 12.30 Musée du Louvre (S) 75837 !
1.30 Mosaico Hispanico
Secondary Schools 2.00 The Geography Programme Investigating Asia (S)
Languages 4.00 Italy Inside Out (parts 3 and 4) Working in Engineering 5.00 Teams
Open University 6.00 The Encyclopédie (S) 83108 6.30 Open
I Advice - Women in Science and Technology Ends 7am. 21295 i

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